Diamonds, who? When it comes to making a dazzling entrance, sequins are a party-goer’s best friend. These sparkling embellishments are typically made of plastic or metal, and add shine to garments of various materials. It’s important to identify the “base” fabric of your sequined garment before washing, and check any laundering directions in the garment tag. This will help to determine whether the item is washable, and if so, which of our concentrated, plant-based detergent formulas to use.
If the base fabric is made of wool, cashmere, or another natural fiber, wash using Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. If it is made of silk, synthetics like polyester or rayon, or a delicate cotton, launder using Delicate Wash. For blended fabrics, launder according to the most delicate fabric in the blend (for more info on blends, check out our blog about how to wash blends and mixed fabrics.) No matter the fabric, always hand launder sequined or embellished items in cold water for best preservation. Hand laundering is preferable over machine laundering because it allows for greater control over the garment, and will help to avoid agitation from the spin cycle which can cause sequins to tear or break off. If you’re strapped for time, machine wash with cold water and a delicate cycle, but first flip the garment inside out and insert into a Mesh Bag, which will act as a “bodyguard” for your sequins, preventing them from snagging or ripping in the drum of the machine.
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